It was a balmy spring evening when my good friend kfsimpso decided to tempt fate once more… He was stepping up to the big dance and riding high off his previous victory. But he would pay dearly for his hubris… A broken man left here that night, a man with many questions, and few answers.
This is the tale of his deconstruction.
Europe: Asia was scored early, so a fair amount of points were spent in Europe. Kyle took France for the battleground edge, but my ops combined with the early war USSR event’s that give me points in eastern Europe allowed me to have a pretty nice country count. I drew
Asia: I opened the game with
Middle East: The Middle East was a draw most of the game, with me controlling Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Kyle controlling Israel, Egypt and Libya. However a mid-war push (with help from
Early War Summary: It was a pretty strong early war for me. Not much on the scoreboard, but lockdown in Asia, tied (but well positioned) in Europe, and tied but nothing too rosy in the Middle East. Additionally I was progressing well into the Americas (
Africa: I had a reasonable amount of influence in Africa at the start of Mid War, but not a ton of control. I made a point of taking the 1 stability countries where possible when placing ops in other places. Leading the way up the “Africa Trail” (self coined!!!) is a nice luxury as your opponent must seriously commit to catch up. There was a brief scare when Kyle played
Central America: I was holed up in the north east of Central America. I couldn’t ever find the ops to commit here and it showed. Somehow I went the whole game without even 1 coup attempt in Panama… This was a fairly hotly contested area as Kyle tried to remove me completely, and at one point re-aligned me right out of Cuba. My 1 point in Haiti allowed me re-entry but it was dicey for a few rounds!
South America: I’ve already written GMT games and asked for South America to be formally renamed to “Jake’s Wheelhouse” (sup ). Thanks to an easy
Turn 6 / end-game: At the start of turn 6 everything was right with the world. We’re nearing the end of the mid-war deck and I’m looking good in a few regions, and at-worst tied in others. Given the state of the game, when I drew
Summary: I feel I played a pretty strong game here. Kyle’s final draw was somewhat salty for him, but I was well positioned to take advantage of it. TS is a harsh mistress my friend
Final Result: +20 VP USSR
Hands: I have been working a lot on some twilightrecap.com backend, and have plans for better presentation of the hands of a game, but it is not yet complete, so here are links to the cards we played, in the order we played them.
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